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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong named ‘best city in the world for commuters’

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 11:10am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Public transportation gets top marks in survey but cycling and air quality still a problem HK 'best city in world for commuters' Hong Kong is the best place in the world for people to travel around, but falls behind in cycling paths and air quality, a study has found. The study, involving 84 major cities across the globe, found the city had ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Underground explosions help shape new MTR station at Admiralty

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... will arrive deeper underground than the current Tseun Wan and Island lines. The seven-kilometre line will be the first to extend metro service to the city's southern district, serving the 121,000 ... people who live or work in the area. By 2020, when the link between Sha Tin and Central is due to be completed, Admiralty will be a major transport hub for the city, an interchange of four ...

  3. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Buddhist tycoon Chen Feng built Hainan Airlines into global empire

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... additional capital by selling shares in several HNA units that are unlisted. In coming months, Chen says, he will announce the initial public offering of Hong Kong Airlines, the city ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Government's electric-cab plan fails to spark more suppliers' interest

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Three of the city's four suppliers of electric cars say they are not keen on a government scheme to convert their green vehicles into taxis Electric-cab plan ... was willing to add other electric cars to its fleet if other suppliers approached it, he said. The Transport Department said six car parks across the city had been selected for the pilot scheme. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR on track to carry 20,000 more passengers a day

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 06:39pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... train lines across the city, in the wake of a recent string of system failures and delays. "The service enhancement on the Light Rail will not affect any service enhancement measures on our ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Influx of tourists will put MTR trains under strain, says minister

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Ada Lee

    ... assessing the city's capacity to receive more tourists, published in January, found that the MTR had plenty of spare room, with trains running at just 40 per cent of capacity in off-peak hours. ... the city's capacity to cope. The MTR announced increased train frequencies on some lines on Tuesday, but says its signalling system is close to its maximum load, reducing its scope to add more ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Private cars are jamming up Hong Kong's streets at rush hour, US students find

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com US students find private vehicles the reason for congestion and suggest adjusting tunnel tolls Private cars the 'main cause' of rush-hour jams Private cars dominate the city's major links at rush hours even though most Hongkongers commute by public transport, a study has found. In January, four students from the United States' ...

  8. News - China Insider - TRANSPORT

    Shanghai government cracks down on taxi booking apps

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:03am by Patrick Boehler <a href=

    ... Patrick Boehler and Reuters patrick.boehler@scmp.com The Shanghai city government has followed Beijing’s lead and moved to restrict the usage of increasingly popular taxi-booking apps, ... services to the drivers. It has also resulted in complaints from many large cities that passengers are having increasing difficulty hailing taxis on the street because many drivers refuse to pick ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR urged to review capacity measures to ease train crowding

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by Ada Lee

    ... is a hot topic amid projections that tourist numbers will double in a decade, and complaints that the city has become overcrowded from an influx of mainland visitors.   ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR passengers say 'ease squeeze with early-bird fares'

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:03am by Ada Lee

    ... concessions should only be available to commuters with monthly passes. Gary Fan Kwok-wai, a NeoDemocrats legislator, warned the new quota meant last month's government report on the city ...




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